Features by Bill Radke

Housing prices continue to rise

The Case Shiller Index reports that in October, housing prices rose for the fifth straight month -- though they're still down from last year. Bill Radke gets more from analyst Julie Niemann of Smith, Moore & Company.
Posted In: Housing

Holiday retail in more detail

MasterCard said holiday retail sales were up more than 3.5% over last year. Bill Radke gets more info from Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research.
Posted In: Retail

An economic preview of 2010

What are our economic prospects for the coming year? Bill Radke talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Posted In: Economy

Can postal service continue to deliver?

The U.S. Postal Service says it will lose more than $3 billion this year and $8 billion next year. Can anything be done to save it? Bill Radke gets the views of Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus.

Sanofi-Aventis to buy Chattem

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis is buying Chattem Incorporated, which produces Selsun Blue and Gold Bond products. Bill Radke talks with Les Funtleyder of Miller Tabak + Co. about the nearly $2 billion deal.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

Mayors watch climate change locally

While nations are still trying to agree on how to cut emissions, many cities are already taking action. Bill Radke talks to Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels about what the U.S. Conference of Mayors is hoping to accomplish in Copenhagen.

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 12/18

This week: Bernanke as Time's Man of the Year, the U.N. climate change summit, Exxon's into natural gas and Boeing's rained out.

Will ingenuity save us from doom?

Some economists believe that humanity is doomed by its ever-dwindling supply of natural resources. Others believe in the power of technological innovations. Bill Radke explores the Malthusian debate with Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell.

Why BP is scaling back on renewables

Britain's BP invested more than $1 billion in renewable energies last year, but this year its investment will drop significantly. Bill Radke talks with BP's Howard Chase about what could turn that decision around.

Christmas from the frontlines of FedEx

With the Christmas shipping deadline looming, today is the busiest day of the entire year for FedEx. What's the chaos like for those workers? Bill Radke talks with Greg Mullgaard, a manager at FedEx's hub at Los Angeles International Airport.
Posted In: Jobs


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